Building A Tiny House
Whether its the high cost of regular housing, the feeling of debt weighing down on your shoulders or just a feeling that you want to re-focus your life on more personal pursuits, building a tiny home can often help you to move towards a simpler, happier and financially free life.
And by building yourself a tiny house on wheels, you are also able to build whatever you want, however you want. There are often no planning permission forms or building permit consents that you are needed prior to starting because you are building these houses on wheels / a trailer.
Simply find yourself a suitable platform (trailer) and start building. Here, we will introduce you to a number of great tiny house designs build by like minded people and you will be truly amazed at some of the inspiring space saving designs that they have come up with!
Tiny House Examples
Tiny House - Christchurch
In this first example, we can see a very simple and stylish tiny home which is 8m long x 2.5m wide x 4m high. Most of these materials were recycled from salvage materials as a result of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes so this adds to the cost effectiveness of the structure.
Tiny House With 2 Sleeping Lofts - USA
This tiny house measures at 28ft long x 8.5ft wide, giving it a total floor space of 221 square feet (+ 2 additional lofts totalling 128 square feet) and is a great example of something that could easily accommodate 2 people. This house was built for under $23,000 for the structural elements with an additional $10,000 or so for the internal finishings. Click here for a more comprehensive tour of this house
Off The Grid Tiny House - New Zealand
Measuring at 7m long x 4.17m high (around 15.5 square metres not including the deck area), this is a tiny house that will certainly leave you feeling like a tiny home can actually feel like a small apartment! And with all these space saving ideas and off the grid power source, this tour is a very good one for those looking to understand the practical aspects of how to live tiny.
Tumbleweed Tiny House - USA
A lovely and wonderful example of how living tiny can feel just right for 1 person. With a gable roof, the sleeping loft and a 'pink' room, this tiny house is simple, charming and suitable for living tiny.
Tiny House With No Sleeping Loft - USA
This is another interesting look at a tiny house design that doesn't have a sleeping loft to help you get a feel for these types of designs.
Unique Tiny House Design Idea
This is a very unique design for those who are looking to design their own tiny house and as you can see from this video, the structure allows for a sunken basement approach to accommodate extra room in your sleeping loft and quiet lounging area. A very unique and interesting idea.